Madone to be inducted as 2021 Aiken Trained Horse of the Year

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Madone named the 2021 Aiken Trained Horse of the Year

Madone, this year’s winner of the Grade 2 San Clemente Stakes and the Grade 3 Senorita Stakes, has been named the 2021 Aiken Trained Horse of the Year by the Aiken Thoroughbred Racing Hall of Fame & Museum. An exhibit about Madone’s 2021 racing season will be on display beginning April 1, 2022

Glendalough LLC bred Madone, a foal of 2018, in Kentucky. The dark brown daughter is by Vancouver (AUS) and Solerina by Indian Love Call. Kaleem Shah, Inc. purchased the filly for $125,000 from the Ocala Breeders’ Sales
2-Year-Olds in Training Sale last March.

She trained at the historic Aiken Training Track under the tutelage of Cary Frommer and currently trained by Simon Callaghan. Madone raced 10 times in 2021 with five wins and $ 370,300 in earnings.

The Aiken Trained Horse of the Year award was created in 2002 to honor local Thoroughbreds who have had an excellent racing season by winning at least one graded stakes race. Past winners are Congaree (2002), Wando (2003), Limehouse (2005), Bob and John (2006), Country Star (2007), Midshipman (2008), Quality Road (2009 & 2010), It’s Tricky (2011), Alpha (2012) Palace Malice (2013 & 2014), Curalina (2015 & 2016), Dickinson (2017), Still Having Fun (2018) and Concrete Rose (2019).